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Help! Would you trade your 10-22 for 17-40? Why?

 
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Sep 16, 2010 23:44 |  #1

I'm using a canon 7D and canon 10-22, I'm thinking of trading it to a Canon 17-40. Do you think it's a bad/good idea?

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Sep 16, 2010 23:57 |  #2

I wouldn't do it - i would miss the wide angle.
On a 7D, the 17-40 is like 27-64 - no wide angle, no tele, "only" f/4. For the price of the 17-40 mm you should consider the Canon EF-S 17-55 IS USM f/2.8 or the Tamron 17-50 mm VC f/2.8

But if you plan to switch to FF, it will make much more sense to me.

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Sep 17, 2010 00:10 |  #3

In conjuction with moving to a APS-H or 35mm Sensor, I would defintely trade. Otherwise, no reason to.


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Sep 17, 2010 00:16 |  #4

IMO the only reason to trade the 10-22 for the 17-40 is if you are moving to full frame.

Even if you find that you don't use the UWA much and are looking for a standard zoom instead, the 17-55 makes much more sense - really, the 17-40 has little place on a crop.




  
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Sep 17, 2010 08:00 |  #5

macoylaroza wrote in post #10924674 (external link)
I'm using a canon 7D and canon 10-22, I'm thinking of trading it to a Canon 17-40. Do you think it's a bad/good idea?

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Bad idea. Why would you give up the 10-16mm range?

You have a nice set of lenses in the 10-22/24-70 pair. WHY are you thinking of trading?




  
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Sep 17, 2010 09:06 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #6

I wouldn't. You'll lose out on those precious 7mm from the wide end. It may not sound like much, but it makes a whole world difference.

However, the question you should ask yourself is ...

1. How often do you shoot between 10 and 16mm?

2. Are you planning on moving to full frame?

3. What's your reasoning behind the switch? (besides the red ring).


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Sep 17, 2010 09:09 as a reply to  @ xcel730's post |  #7

Also ... I actually own both the 10-22mm and 17-40mm. For wide angle shots, I only use the 10-22mm. The only reason why I even have the 17-40mm was because I found a deal too good to miss. I am planning on moving to full frame though. I was going to make my move to 5DM2 this week until I realize Canon is not offering it anymore in their Canon Loyalty Program :( So if I don't move to full-frame by next year, I might just sell the 17-40mm.


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Sep 17, 2010 09:19 |  #8

No dice. 10-22 cant be beat on the crop cameras. I would trade a crop camera for a FF :P


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Sep 17, 2010 09:38 |  #9

macoylaroza, I have both, and for a crop camera the 10-22 is the winner to me.


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Sep 17, 2010 10:31 |  #10

The 10-22 has been on my 450D more than any other lens. So, I can't imagine not owning it for a 1.6 crop body. That said I'll probably sell mine and pick up a 17-40L soon now that I have a 5D2 and my 450D is a backup. If you ever plan on going FF it makes sense, but I wouldn't get rid of it if you stick to 1.6 crop.


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Sep 17, 2010 10:39 as a reply to  @ ThreeGuysPhoto's post |  #11

I have both lenses. On the crop camera the 10-22MM is clearly the best. I only bought the 17-40MM f/4 when I got my 5D as I wanted a UWA for the FF body.


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Sep 17, 2010 10:58 |  #12

if youre going to stick with crop keep the 10-22...

dunno why people want a 17-40 on a crop... its not fast, but it is weather sealed for those harsh conditions of their house or a nice clear day outside, and the biggest reason... but its an L lens with that cool red ring

if you want super wide keep the 10-22... if you want something in the normal range get the 17-55mm 2.8




  
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Sep 17, 2010 11:47 |  #13

I think you're getting the idea...bad idea if you're staying on crop - the 17-40 really has no place on a crop. There are sharper and wider options for UWA (10-22, 8-16, 11-16, 10-20) and there are faster or more flexible choices for standard zoom for that money (15-85, 17-55, 17-50). The 17-40 is a great UWA on FF, but it misses the mark on all accounts on a crop body like the 7D.

If I were you, seeing as you live in Alaska, Id be loving the UWA of the 10-22 and looking for something in the 400mm range for the wildlife you have there.


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Sep 17, 2010 16:17 |  #14

Thanks guys!


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